Kellan James is unwinding at Score when he spots the last person he’d ever expect to find in his favorite bar. Sara Connelly—ER nurse, do-gooder, charitable crusader, and frequent pain in his ass. Both grew up privileged in swanky Southampton, but that’s where the similarities end. Kellan’s made it his mission to seek out life’s pleasures; Sara gains pleasure from lecturing him on his lifestyle. Kellan would never date someone like her. Ever.
But when Kellan discovers Sara’s been stood-up by an online date, something fierce and protective awakens inside of him. Typically, Kellan would enjoy teasing the jilted Sara, but something in her face sends him over to her table with a plan. He encourages her to take a walk on the wild side, one weekend of sin, no holds barred.
Friends to lovers is one of my favorite troupes. Add in a sexy, strong, feisty heroine, a strong, yet complicated hero, and a proposition of a weekend of sex between the two and you have the ingredients for an amazing story! I can’t begin to explain how much I enjoyed reading it! The chemistry was off the charts and so combustible. Kellan and Sara have been friends since their childhood. Their parents are still friends and Sara has dinner with Kellan’s family, regularly. When Kellan sees Sara in a sexy dress sitting all alone at the local bar, his inner protector comes out. He finds out that she was stood up by someone she met online and offers to make her weekend wild. Thinking that is all it would take to get her out of his skin, he convinces her that he will play out all of her fantasies and make all of her wild and wicked dreams come true. But, the lothario didn’t realize he would be the one left cold and alone after she goes back to her everyday life and he is left pining for the woman who got away.
Again, the chemistry between Kellan and Sara is so amazing! They work together, grew up together, and share mutual friends. He is the CEO of the hospital and Sara is an ER nurse. He has always tried to get her to join the administrative team, but she much prefers helping the patients and doing what she was trained to do. Their illustrious weekend spills over into work and creates some conflict for the coworkers/friends/lovers. It kept me on the edge of my seat and wanting more from this couple! I was pleasantly surprised by the ending and enjoyed where this story went.
As a quick read, it was easily devoured in one sitting. I have been a fan of this particular author and this book did not disappoint at all!